I enjoy the show, but this week's skit in which the team created a 'hovervan' was just a little too contrived for my liking. The guy who fell out of the rowing boat was clearly an overacting stuntman, as were the 'diners' at the riverside restaurant. I'm not so naive to think that any of those weekly task scenarios are spontaneous, but at least there has been an element of credible haphazardness about the previous ones.

TG is the BBC's top grossing TV show (with international sales going through the roof), so perhaps they are loath to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. The travelogue specials are still gems, but perhaps it is time for a shake up with the regular show.